photo credit: Hollie Fernando
LISTEN HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFdoWC4l3FU
Watch Nilüfer perform “Baby Luv” via BBC Music Introducing:
“With Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone running through the veins of her songwriting, she uses her low, deadpan vocal and minimalist guitar to tell a deeply relatable story.” – The FADER
“A mesmerizing singer, with a haunting voice that suggests not only wisdom but also pain well beyond her years, as well as a killer ear for melody.” – NYLON
“BEST NEW TRACK…This is new music, post-post-punk, with some new wave guitar shimmer, the vocal cadence of snotty young rappers, and hints of jazz wafting.” – Pitchfork
“Her voice and lyrics are all that’s needed to grab your attention and not let go.”
– Pigeons & Planes
TORONTO, ON – September 27, 2017 – 22-year-old Londoner Nilüfer Yanya today revealed her new single “Baby Luv” — her first release since the acclaimed Plant Feed EP in July. The single will be Nilüfer’s first release on her new U.S. label ATO Records — and Blue Flowers Music in the U.K. Nilüfer will also travel to the U.S. for her first North American shows at New York’s Mercury Lounge (November 14th) and Los Angeles’ Masonic Lodge at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (November 16th).
Emerging in 2016 with her debut EP Small Crimes, Nilüfer Yanya has gone on to establish herself as one of the most promising British songwriters and guitarists of her generation. Nilüfer’s 2017 follow-up EP, Plant Feed proved her breakthrough moment with Pitchfork crowning her a ‘Rising’ artist, MistaJam selecting her as a ‘New Name’ on BBC Radio 1 and Broken Social Scene and The xx all handpicking her to perform as support at their headline dates.
Watch the video for “Golden Cage,” which Pitchfork previously said “is the kind of song you love to sing, sure, but it’s as much the kind of song you want to be”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbwZIRcsdDo
Nilüfer will announce a new project in the coming weeks ahead of her first U.K. headline tour — which includes her biggest headline show thus far at London’s Omeara on October 16th as well as dates in Bristol’s Louisiana (October 17th) and Brighton’s Hope & Ruin (October 18th).
Outside of her solo work, Nilüfer also runs a charitable organization, Artists In Transit, along with her sister Molly Daniel — who also co-directs Nilüfer’s stunning DIY videos with her boyfriend Patrick Chamberlain. Artists In Transit aims to assist displaced people entering Europe through arts and music lessons and is funded in part by a zine, My Friend, created by the sisters.
Supported extensively by Pitchfork (”Golden Cage’, Best New Track’ and ‘Rising’), The FADER, i-D (‘Class of 2017’), Pigeons and Planes, The Line Of Best Fit (‘Ones To Watch 2017’), NME, DIY (‘The Big Neu Thing’), The Sunday Times (‘Breaking Act’), The Observer (‘One To Watch’) and a host of BBC tastemaker DJs including Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Matt Wilkinson, Nilüfer has confirmed herself as a singular, exceptional, and in-demand new talent.
See Nilüfer Yanya in the NYC & LA:
14 November | Mercury Lounge, New York
16 November | Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles
Official Website: http://www.niluferyanya.com/